The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe has disclosed plans to sanction Nigerian singer Augustine Kelechi popularly known as Tekno for a controversial music video that paraded strip dancers.
The NCAC Chief said he was disappointed that the singer went on to release the offensive video despite the fact that there was an ongoing investigation into the anomaly.
Runsewe through his media aide Frank Meke expressed disgust over the video saying, “No single person is bigger than Nigeria.”
“We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle.”
“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria,” he said.
According to the DG, security agencies would be directed to place Tekno on watch list, adding, “his conduct is a threat to national security”.
Runsewe lamented on how he has being receiving phone calls and text messages from Nigerians at home and in diaspora over the video.
He said “They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria.
“Now that he has released the shameful video, when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.
“Because, his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youths.
“We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated.
“The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”
“We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct which is not part of our culture,” he warned.
Recall Tekno had released a four-minute video of the song ‘Agege’ showing half-naked women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos.
The truck was seen around the toll gate plaza on Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos.